Snell Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell ‘quick’, ‘lively’, in part also representing a survival of the Old English personal name Snell or the cognate Old Norse Snjallr.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Knell, Nell, Sell, Shell, Self, Hell, Stell, Still, Dell, Gell

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Snell Family Origin

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Snell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Snell family was Annuitant. The most common Snell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Snell's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Snell.

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Snell Historical Records

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Snell Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Snell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Snell in 1941 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Snell

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